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    Default Used Tote with Advacado Oil

    Does anyone have any experience with Advacado Oil? Will a tote that had it in it clean up to use for sap? If they won’t clean up well, what are the best ones to get? Thanks
    Sugaring for 45+ years
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    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
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    I have used theses. The avocado can be a bugger to clean but with good hot water they are not bad.
    No issues

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    I haven't had to clean oil out of a tote but added manhole covers to my totes to make them easier to clean. I can lay the tote on it's side and reach in to scrub the sides and top. I got the covers on Amazon.

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    Thanks guys. I see someone in Springfield, VT selling them for $50 and was wondering if they were worth the hassle or not. I think I am going to need more storage for flexibility in boiling time this year. I don’t really want to spend too much money.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

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    I've never cleaned out Avocado, but have cleaned apple juice concentrate, O.J. concentrate, Vanilla and Safflower oil. Those last 2 are ok I thought, minor flavor in maple taste tests for the vanilla and the safflower oil is used by organic producers as a defoamer. I still cleaned them out well.
    At $50 I'd suspect something, that is well under the norm for good, once used IBC totes.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
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    So Russ what are lids - covers call on Amazon? Can't seem to find them.
    Thanks Brian
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    This is the cover that I used. I can't seem to find it on Amazon anymore either. https://shop.snydernet.com/tank-acce...esco-60038.asp
    Russ

    "Red Roof Maples" Where the term "boiling soda" was first introduced to the maple producing world!

    Algier 2x6 evaporator, W F Mason arch
    Lapierre 250 Turbo RO machine
    SP-22 vacuum pump
    1930 Ford Model AA Doodlebug tractor
    1971 IH 454 52hp diesel tractor
    A couple of Honda 4 wheelers
    About a dozen chainsaws and no chickens

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    The going price here for a used IBC was $140. I needed one this year. It held vegetable oil, and was not too bad to clean with a power washer. I will probably have to pick up another one next year, and would be delighted if they sold for $50 and were completely cleanable.
    Gary / Zena Crossroads / 42˚ 00' 24" N / Hobby in Early '70s, Addiction since 2014

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    12x14 timber framed sap house w/attached 10x14 shed roof for storage w/expansion plans for 2020
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    Thanks for the info ,these will make it easy to maintain.
    Brian
    Velvet Hollow Sugarworks
    Greenwood, Maine
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    Do those IBC tanks drain completely like the stainless sap tanks from the maple equipment producers? Or is there a bulkhead fitting on the bottom/side that prevents complete drainage?
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